Earlier this week I completed a journey that began with one of those white knuckle blowing snow limited to no visibility drives. The kind of trip that starts safe and sound. But when you are almost in the exact geographical center between home and your destination Mother Nature batters you with a vengeance. While focusing on the task at hand, driving, and making sure that the taillights I am following aren’t disappearing to some off road, in the ditch, destination thoughts of being somewhere else such as on the water crossed my mind often.
|Can you say fun drive!|
I enjoying providing stillwater workshops and seminars across North America including many of the ‘on the water’ variety. Each year around Christmas I post the seminars and workshops I am aware of up on my website calendar. In the past I have had people express disappointment that they weren’t aware of my seminars or just forgot to check back on my calendar. In order to alleviate any missed opportunties here are the workshops and seminars in chronological order I have planned for 2012.
|Made it to my first destination|
I have included a brief description of each seminar, pricing, dates etc. In addition, I have provided links to specific websites or informational documentation for each course. If any one of these seminars or workshops is of interest please let me know right away as many of them feature small class sizes for maximum interaction and learning. If you check my calendar you will see that a number of workshops and seminars have already sold out.
Stillwater Secrets and Beyond Seminar, Ottawa Ontario, March 17-18, 2012-
This is a two day seminar consisting of a full day seminar on Saturday including a variety of stillwater techniques, hands on knot tying and Euro nymphing. Sunday features a hands on fly tying seminar with all materials provided less basic tying tools and some spooled products such as thread, Mylar and wire. Costs are $50/day or $90 for both days. There are still a few spots available, please send me and email
to book your spot.
Conquering Chironomids Weekend Seminar, Robinson’s Sporting Goods, Victoria, B.C, March 31-April 1, 2012.-
This comprehensive 2-day seminar covers both tactical stillwater chironomid presentation techniques and hands on fly tying. The presentation techniques seminar takes place on Saturday, hands on fly tying Sunday. All tying materials less basic tying tools and spooled products such as thread Mylar and wire are included. Costs are $40/day or $75 for both days. To book a spot please contact Robinson’s Sporting Goods, 1-888-317-0033
BC Outdoors Sports Fishing Learning with the Pros Seminar and Workshop with Brian Chan, Kelowna B.C., April 28-29, 2012.-
The Learning with the Pros seminar format has been a popular choice for many. Good friend and colleague Brian Chan and I will be providing a one day techniques seminar followed by an all-day hands on tying seminar. The tying seminar includes all materials less basic tying tools and spooled products such as Mylar, thread and wire. Costs are $100/day or $180 for both days. To book a spot please contact Kim Crawford at B.C. Outdoors Magazine, 604-464-1876
or via email
Stillwater Fly Fishing School, Falcon's Ledge, Altamont, Utah, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 18-20, 2012-
|Spectacular food and accomodation along with access to a number of private lakes awaits those who visit Falcon's Ledge|
This the second season I have offered an on the water stillwater fly fishing school at the luxurious Orvis Endorsed Falcon’s Ledge. We have access to private waters teaming with rainbows, browns and tiger trout. This particular seminar will have a definite chironomid, mayfly and damselfly focus. Class size is limited to 12 students only. To book a spot please call Falcon’s Ledge at 877-879-3737
. Seminar price includes all food accommodation, class room and on the water instruction.
Conquering Chironomids Fly Fishing School, Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat, Fortress Lake, B.C., June 18-June 22, 2012-
This weeklong school takes place on one of most spectacular stillwater venues in North America chasing trophy brook trout using a variety of chironomid techniques. At this time of the year the chironomid hatch on Fortress should be in full swing. Emerging adults blanket the water like snowflakes. Fortress Lake provides a rare opportunity to hone a variety of floating and sinking line techniques. Costs for fly in are $2895 and includes flights from Hinton, AB, food, accommodation, classroom and on the water instruction. A hike in option priced at $1875 is also available. To book a spot please contact Fortress Lake Retreat at 403 346 1698
Idaho Stillwater School, Island Park Lodge, Idaho, July 13-14, 2012-
|Henry's Lake Cutthroat|
The Island Park region offers some outstanding stillwater opportunities. This comprehensive stillwater school includes one full day on Sheridan Lake. Sheridan is a private lake trophy lake. I have personally taken rainbows to 9 pounds. We will also spend time on legendary Henry’s Lake and Island Park Reservoir. The school is a blend of both class room and on the water instruction. At this time of the year, chironomids, mayflies and damselflies should be in full swing. Costs are $595 and include access to Sheridan Lake. Accommodation and food is extra. Class size is limited to 10 sudents only. To book a spot please contact Lynn Scott at BS Flies via email
or call (208) 390-2177
Fortress Lake Sight Fishing School, Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat, Fortress Lake, B.C., Monday through Friday, August 27-31, 2012-
|There are few places as scenic as Fortress Lake|
during the late summer Fortress Lake is crystal clear providing some unbelievable sight fishing opportunities. Watching a trophy brook trout rush and engulf your streamer or delicately rise to a dry fly is heart stopping. Through both classroom and on the water instruction students will learn a variety of skills such as how to spot and approach fish along with equipment considerations for sight fishing. This type of fly fishing is addictive so be warned. Costs for fly in are $2895 and includes flights from Hinton, AB, food, accommodation, classroom and on the water instruction. A hike in option priced at $1875 is also available. To book a spot please contact Fortress Lake Retreat at 403 346 1698
Prowling the Parklands Weekend Stillwater Seminar and Hosted Trip, Russell, Manitoba Region, September 13-17 2012 (three full days on the water) and September 17-23, 2012(five full days on the water)-
The southwest corner of Manitoba offers arguably the best stillwater fly fishing in North America. These rich productive lakes are home to large often huge rainbows, browns and tiger trout. At this time of the year trout will be gorging on leeches, scuds, water boatman, backswimmers and vast quantities of forage fish. The three day trip costs $695/person, 5 day trip costs $1150/person and includes accommodation, food, seminars, and one on time with me on the water. My June trips booked before I had a chance to advertise and fall is already starting to book. These are popular trips. To book a spot please contact me via email
Hopefully you might be able to fit one of my seminars or workshops into your open water schedule. If you need any further information at all please do not hesitate to contact me via email
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